Joshua Kelley

RB, Los Angeles Chargers

Height 5'11" Weight 213
DOB 1997-11-20 Age 24.8
College UCLA

2022 Fantasy Rankings

RB # 87 (Tier 8)

Position Rankings

RankNameByeAgeADP1PPG2Comment
Tier 8
85Gus Edwards, BAL1027.4
86Eno Benjamin, ARI1323.44.0
87Joshua Kelley, LAC824.81.9
88Trey Sermon, PHI723.75.7
89Giovani Bernard, TB1130.84.9
1 Fantasy Football Calculator (12-team PPR)
2 2021 season, PPR scoring

Fantasy News Last 90 Days

  • Joshua Kelley - Week 2 Outlook For Fantasy Football

    Los Angeles Chargers running back Joshua Kelley will take the field after a short week for a Week 2 matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs. Both Kelley and Sony Michel were involved last week and took some touches away from starter Austin Ekeler. Kelley was even utilized as a receiving option as he hauled in both of his targets for 14 yards. His usage will be something to monitor this week and going forward, but Kelley is only a handcuff for Ekeler in fantasy at the moment and should remain out of starting lineups.

    Sep 14 · Source via Chargers Joshua Kelley
  • Isaiah Spiller Returns To Practice

    Los Angeles Chargers running back Isaiah Spiller (ankle) returned to practice on Tuesday. The 21-year-old exited their final preseason game and was sidelined from team activities. The fourth-round pick struggled to win the backup job while competing against Joshua Kelley during training camp, prompting the Chargers to name Kelley the No. 2 option. Spiller was a highly touted prospect entering the pre-draft process but performed poorly at the combine, resulting in several other backs coming off the board before him. The Texas A&M product will need to return to full health and demonstrate his value to the coaching staff to earn a role in this offense. Spiller remains more of a player to monitor in redraft leagues, but he possesses long-term upside for those in dynasty/keeper leagues.

    Aug 31 · Source via Chargers Joshua Kelley Isaiah Spiller
  • Joshua Kelley Efficient On Seven Touches

    Chargers third-year running back Joshua Kelley stood out in Friday night's preseason loss to the Saints, turning six carries into 40 yards and adding a one-yard reception. Although it was Larry Rountree III that found the end zone, Kelley was far more effective on the ground. With rookie Isaiah Spiller (ankle) dealing with an injury, Kelley will have an opportunity to open the season as the RB2 behind Austin Ekeler, making him an intriguing late-round handcuff in fantasy drafts.

    Aug 27 · Source via Chargers Joshua Kelley
  • Joshua Kelley Taking The Lead For RB2 Duties

    Los Angeles Chargers running back Joshua Kelley had an efficient first preseason game against the Los Angeles Rams last Saturday (44 scrimmage yards on six touches), and he looks to be firmly in the lead for the No. 2 running back job behind starter Austin Ekeler. Kelley continued to get most of the first-team work of the three RBs vying for the No. 2 job, including Larry Rountree III and rookie Isaiah Spiller. "He's been sharp mentally," offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi said. "He's running hard, decisive. It's been a really good camp for him, for sure." Most people assumed Spiller would be the team's No. 2 back to enter the season, but it might actually be Kelley. It doesn't mean that Spiller won't have a bigger role down the road, but those bullish on the rookie should be prepared to be patient.

    Aug 17 · Source via Chargers Joshua Kelley
  • Joshua Kelley Productive In Limited Action

    Los Angeles Chargers running back Joshua Kelley carried the ball three times for 16 yards, adding another three receptions for 28 yards through the air during Saturday's 29-22 preseason loss to the Los Angeles Rams. Kelley began the game as the lead back and played only about a quarter of action before Larry Rountree III and Isaiah Spiller took over. Kelley entered last season with ambitions to be the backup behind Austin Ekeler. However, he failed to secure that role, prompting the team to draft the rookie Spiller 123rd overall. Kelley will have an opportunity to hold off Spiller, but he will need to continue to impress and outperform him during the preseason.

    Aug 14 · Source via Chargers Joshua Kelley
  • Joshua Kelley May Not Crack 53-Man Roster

    Los Angeles Chargers running back Josh Kelley may not crack the 53-man roster heading into Week 1. Austin Ekeler will lead the charge out of the backfield, as expected. Kelley will also need to battle sophomore Larry Rountree III and 2022 fourth-round selection Isaiah Spiller for a spot on the depth chart. Kelley hasn't looked good since entering the league in 2020, amassing only 144 carries for 456 yards and two touchdowns. Nevertheless, if the 24-year-old remains employed by L.A. in 2022-23, he's certainly not anticipated to offer much to fantasy managers, even if Ekeler misses time throughout the year.

    Jul 9 · Source via Chargers Joshua Kelley
  • Running Back Stats

    SeasonTeamGFPtsFP/GSnpSnp%MS%Opp/GRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDFL
    2020LAC1473.75.329728.512.99.61113543.19224231486.402
    2021LAC1016.51.713920.45.73.9331023.09065387.601
    2022LAC410.32.66423.47.75.313554.23085234.600

    2022

    WkVsScoreFPtsSnpSnp%MS%OppRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDFL
    1LVW 24-194.51826.99.064215.25022147.000
    2@KCL 24-273.01925.38.064225.5002133.000
    3JACL 10-381.31321.34.931-3-3.0002263.000
    4@HOUW 34-241.51420.08.664153.750200-00

    2021

    WkVsScoreFPtsSnpSnp%MS%OppRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDFL
    5CLEW 47-421.72635.12.722178.500000-00
    6@BALL 6-340.71832.17.14471.750000-00
    9@PHIW 27-241.51725.05.94362.0001144.000
    10MINL 20-270.6814.01.81166.000000-00
    12@DENL 13-283.01622.95.74155.00032157.500
    13@CINW 41-220.023.00.0000-0000-00
    14NYGW 37-214.31927.115.71110333.3001155.000
    15KCL 28-342.11316.08.677213.000000-01
    16@HOUL 29-412.61727.09.56571.400111414.000
    17DENW 34-130.034.00.0000-0000-00

    2020

    WkVsScoreFPtsSnpSnp%MS%OppRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDFL
    1@CINW 16-1312.01824.316.21212605.001000-00
    2KCL 20-2312.34351.831.32623642.780324924.500
    3CARL 16-216.22329.512.8108435.3802294.501
    4@TBL 31-384.83056.622.612970.78033268.701
    5@NOL 27-304.32535.216.91211292.6401199.000
    7JACW 39-297.83846.921.01712292.42055244.800
    8@DENL 30-313.02124.19.287324.57011-7-7.000
    9LVL 26-318.44354.417.7149283.11055316.200
    10@MIAL 21-292.11727.011.177213.000000-00
    11NYJW 34-281.21113.47.364-2-0.5002242.000
    12@BUFL 17-279.51922.98.477355.001000-00
    13NEL 0-451.334.22.8200-02231.500
    15@LVW 30-270.857.63.02284.000000-00
    17@KCW 38-210.011.40.0000-0000-00

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